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TASS Mark IV Photometric Survey of the Northern Sky

Thomas F. Droege, Michael W. Richmond, Michael P. Sallman and Robert P. Creager
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Vol. 118, No. 850 (December 2006), pp. 1666-1678
DOI: 10.1086/510197
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/510197
Page Count: 13
Subjects: Astronomy
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Abstract

ABSTRACT The Amateur Sky Survey (TASS) is a loose confederation of amateur and professional astronomers. We describe the design and construction of our Mark IV systems, a set of wide‐field telescopes with CCD cameras that take simultaneous images in the V and IC passbands. We explain our observational procedures and the pipeline that processes and reduces the images into lists of stellar positions and magnitudes. We have compiled a large database of measurements for stars in the northern celestial hemisphere with V‐band magnitudes in the range \documentclass{aastex} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{pifont} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{textcomp} \usepackage{portland,xspace} \usepackage{amsmath,amsxtra} \usepackage[OT2,OT1]{fontenc} \newcommand\cyr{ \renewcommand\rmdefault{wncyr} \renewcommand\sfdefault{wncyss} \renewcommand\encodingdefault{OT2} \normalfont \selectfont} \DeclareTextFontCommand{\textcyr}{\cyr} \pagestyle{empty} \DeclareMathSizes{10}{9}{7}{6} \begin{document} \landscape $7< V< 13$ \end{document} . This paper describes data taken over the 4 year period beginning in 2001 November. One of our results is a catalog of repeated measurements on the Johnson‐Cousins system for over 4.3 million stars.

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